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Ba Name Meaning

West African (mainly Senegal and Mauritania): Fulani name from the Mandinka adjective ba(a) ‘big great’. Compare Bah 1 see also Balde Muslim: abstracted as a surname from a dialect form of Arabic Abu ‘father’ used in compound surnames such as Bā Wazīr and Bā Ṭarafi. Vietnamese (): from the Chinese surname 柏 see Bai Chinese: Mandarin or Cantonese form of the surname 巴: (i) said to be borne by descendants of Fu Xi a legendary king who lived prior to the Xia dynasty (i.e. before 2070 BC). (ii) from Ba (巴) the name of an ancient state (located in Sichuan province around the city of Chongqing) which was annihilated during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (iii) when Manchus and Mongolians came from the north to China several hundred years ago many of them adopted the surname Ba. Amerindian (mainly Guatemala; also ): Mayan name from ba(h) ‘gopher’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bo, Ma, Bai, Bu, Bao, Na, Bi, Ban, Lu, Du

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Where is the Ba family from?

You can see how Ba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ba family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Ba families were found in USA in 1880. In 1871 there was 1 Ba family living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ba's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Ba families in 1871.
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What did your Ba ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Private Means and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ba. 100% of Ba men worked as a Private Means and 62% of Ba women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Private Means

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Ba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ba census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ba. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Ba. For the veterans among your Ba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ba lifespan?

Between 1979 and 2002, in the United States, Ba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ba in 1979 was 31, and 33 in 2002.

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